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$2126 Multi-day & Extended Tours

OMO Valley - the unique wilderness in 7 days

Day 1:  Arrive Addis Ababa Arrive at Bole (ADD),  Upon arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Transfer to Jupiter Hotel (4 Star). A half day city tour is included in the rate. You visit the National Museum (Lucy), one of the churches in Addis, the Merkato and enjoy the view from the Entoto Mountain. Day 2: Addis Ababa-Arbaminch-Tia Stele (UNESCO World Heritage Site) (B-D)  In the morning, start driving south to Tiya, where you will see the southern-most example of a peculiar type of engraved, standing stele which stretch across parts of southern Ethiopia. These steles are believed to have been erected between the 12th and 14th centuries and are almost certainly grave markers. After lunch, we will continue driving to Arbaminch on the way visiting the different small villages Welyita at Sodo and Alaba at Tembaro. Overnight: Paradise Lodge  Day 3: Arbaminch-Jinka (B-Picnic Lunch-D)  After an early breakfast, we will drive to Jinka en-route visiting different cultural people and their villages which include the Konso, Tsemai, and Ari. The Konso are famous for their old and unique terracing and unusual engraved wooden statues of Konso grave markers. Overnight: Omo Eco-Jinka.                        Day 4: Jinka-Mago-Mursi-Jinka (B-Picnic Lunch-D) After breakfast, we will drive from Jinka to Mursi Village. The Mursi, undoubtedly the most celebrated residents of South Omo are distinctive group of pastoralists. The Mursi are best known for their unique item of decoration, After our visit to the Mursi Village, we will have our picnic lunch in the Mago National Park and drive to Turmi. Overnight: Buska Lodge Day 5:  Turmi-Omorate (B-Picnic Lunch-D) In the cool morning, we will drive to Omorate to visit the Desanech (Geleb) tribal village after crossing the Omo River by boat. In the afternoon, we will drive to Hamer Village. The Hamer, display an elaborate and diverse selection of body decorations.  At the same village we might enjoy the seasonal cultural activities including the famous Evangadi. Overnight: Buska Lodge  Day 6: Turmi-Arbaminch (B-D) In the morning, we will start driving back to Arbaminch with brief stops to visit different villages including Erbore and Tsemay. In the afternoon, we will have a boat cruise over Lake Chamo to see some of the biggest African crocodiles. Hippopotamus and many beautiful aquatic birds. Overnight: Paradise Lodge Hotel-Arbaminch  Day 7: Arbaminch –Addis Ababa-Departure (B-D) In the morning, drive back to Addis Ababa en-route visiting the different small towns like Shashemene where Rastafarian lives, Ziway and one of the Great Rift Valley Lakes Ziway. At the end of the farewell dinner, transfer to Addis Ababa airport. B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner

$3576 Cultural & Theme Tours

HIGHLIGHTS OF ETHIOPIA: THE HISTORIC ROUTE & TRIBES OF THE OMO VALLEY 13 DAYS

Day 1:  Arrive Addis Ababa Arrive in Addis Ababa (ADD), he rest of the day, you will have city tour of Addis Ababa O/N Hotel Day 2: Addis Ababa- Bahirdar (B-D) Fly to Bahirdar. At Bahirdar, Boat cruise over Lake Tana. In the afternoon you will drive 35 KM to visit the majestic Blue Nile Falls. O/N Hotel Day 3: Bahirdar -Gondar –UNESCO World Heritage Site (B-D) Drive to Gondar through the beautiful countryside This afternoon, you will visit the ancient city. O/N Hotel Day 4:  Gondar-Axum-UNESCO World Heritage Site (B- D) Flight to Axum. In the afternoon you will start to visit the ancient city of Axum.O/N Hotel Day 6: Axum-Lalibela -UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. (B-D) Flight to Lalibela, You will visit te first group of churches.O/N Hotel Day 6: Asheten Mariam-Lalibela (B-D) Mule ride, and /or walk to the top of Asheten Mariam Monastery, Afternoon visit to other St. Lalibela’s remarkable churches. O/N Hotel Day 7: Lalibela-Addis Ababa-Langano (B-D) Flight to Addis Ababa. Drive to  Lake Langano. Stop at Lake Ziway. O/N Lodge Day 8: Langano-Dorze-Arbaminch (B-D) When we approach Arbaminch town, we will make visit mountain village of Chencha  This is the home of the Dorze people.  O/N Hotel Day 9: Arbaminch-Jinka (B-Picknic Lunch-D) Drive to Jinka en-route visiting different cultural people which include the Konso, Tsemai, and Ari. O/N Lodge Day 10: Jinka-Mago-Mursi-Jinka (B- Picknic Lunch-D) Drive from Jinka to Mursi Village. The Mursi are best known for their unique item of decoration, lip plates.  Picnic lunch in the Mago National Park and drive to Turmi. O/N Lodge Day 11:  Turmi-Omorate (B-Picknic Lunch- D) Drive to Omorate to visit the Desanech (Geleb). In the afternoon, we will drive to Hamer Village. The Hamer, display an elaborate and diverse selection of body decorations.  O/N Lodge Day 12: Turmi-Arbaminch (B-D) Drive back to Arbaminch with brief stops to visit different villages including Erbore and Tsemay. In the afternoon, we will have a boat cruise over Lake Chamo to see some of the biggest African crocodiles. Hippopotamus and many beautiful aquatic birds.  O/N Lodge Day 13: Arbaminch – Tia Stele (UNESCO World Heritage Site) - Addis Ababa-Departure (B-D) In the morning, drive back to Addis Ababa en-route visiting the pre historic Tyia Steles.In the evening, there will be farewell dinner party transfer to Addis Ababa airport for the flight back home. End of tour!

$1999 Cultural & Theme Tours

6 Days Omo Valley Tribes Tours From Addis Ababa

Day 01: Arrival - Sightseeing Addis (The new Flower)You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Refresh and begin your sightseeing of Addis with a drive up to mount Entoto for a panoramic view of Addis. Descend down and drive to National museum where you will have a chance to spot the oldest hominids of ‘Lucy’ fossil. Visit and proceed to the Holy Trinity built during the WWII. T To wrap up you drive to merkato, the biggest market in East Africa.  Overnight in Addis.Day 02: Addis Ababa – Tiya-Arba MinchAfter having your early breakfast driving to the southern parts of Ethiopia on the way we will see the Tiya, classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, where we can see the northernmost example of a peculiar type of engraved, standing stelae which stretch across parts of southern Ethiopia.We will continue our driving to the town of Welayta for lunch stop then after lunch we will be driving to Arba Minch for overnight stay.Overnight Arba MinchDay 03:Arba Minch- Chencha Dorze VillagesAfter breakfast you will take a boat trip in Lake Lake Chamo, to visit the crocodile market, it is a local name for a place in Lake chamo that the crocodiles went out of the lake and chill, there is no buying or selling, also you will see hippos and different kinds of birds later driving to the  Dorzy village, This people set high up in the Gughe Mountains where we see the traditional Dorze beehive shaped huts recognized as one of the visually attractive structural houses by the UNESCO and later we will be back to Arba Minch for lunch then we will be driving to the town of Konso.Overnight KonsoDay 04:  Konso – TurmiAfter having your breakfast you will have a chance of seeing the Konso village, one of the UNESCO site in Ethiopia know by their terracing. One of the best types of coffee for the country is also from this village. Proceed to the Bana village. The men often have their hair dressed up with a colorful clay cap that is decorated with feathers. Then proceed to the Turmi where the Hamer people lives. Overnight in Turmi. Day 05: Turmi- Omorate (75kms 2hrs drive)After having your breakfast, you will have an excursion to Omorate to visit the Dassanech people ‘people of the Delta’, who lives on the northern shore of Lake Turkana. Visit and drive back to Turmi for lunch then drive to Jinka. Overnight in Jinka. Day 06: Drive Jinka – Mago – Jinka – Addis AbabaTake a day excursion to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi village. The Mursi are one of the exotic ethnic groups in Ethiopia. They live in very low huts made of straw leaves. The women like to wear terra cotta on their enormously stretched lower lips and ear lobes. Drive back to Jinka for lunch. \

$4999 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Ethiopian Round Trip Tours To North Historic Route & Omo Valley Tribes

Day 01: Addis AbabaRefresh and begin your sightseeing of Addis with a drive up to mount Entoto for a panoramic view of Addis.Day 02: Arba Minch This day after breakfats  we will be drive to the town of Arba Minch visiting en route the Doreze village Day 03:  Drive Arba Minch - Konso – JinkaTake boat to Lake Chamo, Drive to the Ari people, the largest population in the lower omo valley. The women wear skirts from the banana like tree, called Enset are expert in pottery.Day 04: Drive Jinka – Mago – Jinka -TurmiTake a day excursion to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi village to see Mursi tribes.  Day 05: Excursion to Omorate (75kms 2hrs drive)After having your breakfast, you will have an excursion to Omorate to visit the Dassanech tribesDay 06: Drive Turmi - KonsoThis day you will be drive to Konso to Visit e Konso village, one of the UNESCO site Day 07: Arba Minch – Addis AbabaThis day after breakfast we will be driving to Addis.Day 08: Addis Ababa –Fly-Bahir Dar – Gondar (The Camelot of Africa)This day after breakfast you will take a boat cruise on Lake Tana to visit Monastery of Ura Kidane Mihret, you will drive to the village of Tis Isat to see the Blue Nile falls (Note that the volume of the water could be minimal because of the construction of the new dam.) later we drive to GondarDay 09: Gondar (The Camelot of Africa)After having your breakfast, you will begin your journey to Gondar. In the afternoon you will visit the city of Gondar  Day 10: Excursion to Semien Mountains (122 kms 4 - 5 hrs  drive)The Semien Mountains National park is the only place in Ethiopia registered by the UNESCO as a natural beauty. Observe the magnificent scenery.Day 11: Debarq-Sightseeing AxumDrive to Axum then  Take a city tourin Axum Day 12: Drive Axum – MekeleThis day you will drive to Mekele visiting en route Yeha Temple . Then proceed to Wukro Cherkos.Day 13: Drive Mekele – LalibelaAfter an early breakfast, start the journey to the town of Lalibela via sokota observing the beautiful landscape.Day 14: Sightseeing LalibelaEighth wonder of world Heritage’ Lalibela is famous for its underground rock-hewn cathedrals then  you will visit top attractions of Lalibela that will simply stagger you. Later we drive to Weldya  .Day 15:Llaibela-Addis Ababa-Departure

$958 Cultural & Theme Tours

Omo Valley Tribes Group Tours 6 Days From Addis Ababa

Day 01: Arrival – Arba Minch You will be met upon arrival we will meet you at the airport then we will be drive to the town of Arba Minch visiting en route the Doreze village who are expert in weaving called Shammas. The shape of their house looks Elephant, in order to remember the existence of these animals around the area many years ago. Enset “fake banana” is the stable food for these peoples. Day 02:  Drive Arba Minch - Konso – JinkaAfter having your breakfast you will take a boat cruise on the Lake Chamo, the third biggest Lake in Ethiopia. On the Lake you may have a chance to see the Nile crocodiles, hippos and different types of birds. Proceed to the Bana village. The Bana who are indigenous pastoral and semi-nomadic people living in the harsh environment of lower Omo Valley. The men often have their hair dressed up with a colorful clay cap that is decorated with feathers. Drive to the Ari people, the largest population in the lower omo valley. The women wear skirts from the banana like tree, called Enset are expert in pottery.  Day 03: Drive Jinka – Mago – Jinka Take a day excursion to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi village. The Mursi are one of the exotic ethnic groups in Ethiopia. They live in very low huts made of straw leaves. The women like to wear terra cotta on their enormously stretched lower lips and ear lobes. Drive back to Jinka for lunch. Day 04: Jinka-TurmiThis day based on the dates if we get the markets of Key Afer in Thursday we will join or if the dates are Tuesday we will join the Alduba markets then after the market we will be driving to Turmi then later you will have a chance of seeing the Hammer tribes villages and the hammer tribes.Day 05: Excursion to Omorate –Arba MinchAfter having your breakfast, you will have an excursion to Omorate to visit the Dassanech people ‘people of the Delta’, who lives on the northern shore of Lake Turkana. Visit and drive back to Turmi. Then Drive Turmi - KonsoThis day you will be drive to Konso to Visit e Konso village, one of the UNESCO site in Ethiopia know by their terracing. One of the best types of coffee for the country is also from this village..Day 06: Arba Minch – Addis AbabaYou will be driving back to Addis Ababa on the way you will see the UNESCO sites of Tiya then in Addis at the evening attend a folkloric dinner where you will have a chance to taste several national dishes and watch dances of the various ethnic groups of Ethiopia. The traditional coffee ceremony will also be served.  Later you will be transferred to the airport for your departure.

$2199 Multi-day & Extended Tours

8 Days Omo Valley Tribe Tours

Day 01: Arrival - Sightseeing Addis (The new Flower)You will be met upon arrival and transferred to your hotel. Day 02: Drive Addis – LanganoAfter having your breakfast you will drive down southwards to Langano. En route visit Lake Ziway the largest of the upper Rift Valley lakes with an area of 400 sq. km. Its shores are creased with water lilies, breeding place for different Ethiopian. Proceed towards the Lake Langano. The lake is a place to enjoy water activitiesDay 03: Drive Langano - Chencha - Arba Minch Morning, drive to the town of Arba Minch visiting en route the Doreze village who are expert in weaving called Shammas. The shape of their house looks Elephant, in order to remember the existence of these animals around the area many years ago. Enset “fake banana” is the stable food for these peoples.Day 04:  Drive Arba Minch - Konso – JinkaAfter having your breakfast you will take a boat cruise on the Lake Chamo, the third biggest Lake in Ethiopia. On the Lake you may have a chance to see the Nile crocodiles, hippos and different types of birds. Visit and proceed southwards to Jinka passing through the Konso village, one of the UNESCO site in Ethiopia know by their terracing. One of the best types of coffee for the country is also from this village. Proceed to the Bana village. The Bana who are indigenous pastoral and semi-nomadic people living in the harsh environment of lower Omo Valley. The men often have their hair dressed up with a colorful clay cap that is decorated with feathers. Drive to the Ari people, the largest population in the lower omo valley. The women wear skirts from the banana like tree, called Enset are expert in pottery. Day 05: Drive Jinka – Mago – Jinka - TurmiTake a day excursion to Mago National Park to visit the Mursi village. The Mursi are one of the exotic ethnic groups in Ethiopia. They live in very low huts made of straw leaves. The women like to wear terra cotta on their enormously stretched lower lips and ear lobes. Drive back to Jinka for lunch. Then proceed to the Turmi where the Hamer people lives.Day 06: Excursion to Omorate (75kms 2hrs drive)After having your breakfast, you will have an excursion to Omorate to visit the Dassanech people ‘people of the Delta’, who lives on the northern shore of Lake Turkana. Visit and drive back to Turmi. Overnight in Turmi.Day 07: Drive Turmi - Arba MinchDepart Turmi and proceed to Arba Minch visiting en route the Arobre tribes. Day 08: Drive  Arba Minch - AddisYou will be driving   to Addis.